The Global Legal Post | Latesthttp://www.globallegalpost.comThe latest stories from The Global Legal PostMon, 08 Feb 2016en-gb(C) 2016 Global City Media LtdGlobal Legal Post - Latest News &amp; Headlineshttp://www.globallegalpost.comhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/images/feed-image/global-legal-post.pngLCA welcomes TPP as legal industry boon<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lca-welcomes-tpp-as-legal-industry-boon-37960525/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_94735288.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Law Council of Australia has announced its support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement, suggesting it would bring a number of advantages for the Australian legal industry.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lca-welcomes-tpp-as-legal-industry-boon-37960525/Mon, 08 Feb 2016 10:02US lawyers fear non-lawyer firm ownership on the horizon<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-lawyers-fear-non-lawyer-firm-ownership-on-the-horizon-73786550/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_214456234.jpg' border='0'/></a>Local US bar groups are jittery over a resolution under consideration by the American Bar Association this week, which many fear will open the door for non-lawyer ownership of firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-lawyers-fear-non-lawyer-firm-ownership-on-the-horizon-73786550/Mon, 08 Feb 2016 09:02New chief to steer Slater & Gordon UK through turbulent times<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-chief-to-steer-slater--gordon-uk-through-turbulent-times-66319051/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_143476465.jpg' border='0'/></a>Slater & Gordon's UK head of legal Siri Siriwardene will step up into the role of chief executive as current boss Neil Kinsella announces his retirement from the firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-chief-to-steer-slater--gordon-uk-through-turbulent-times-66319051/Mon, 08 Feb 2016 09:02Watchdog policing could prompt GC exodus, warns lawyer<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/watchdog-policing-could-prompt-gc-exodus-warns-lawyer-33171816/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_332812286.jpg' border='0'/></a>General counsel may quit financial institutions if the Financial Conduct Authority moves to include them in their new accountability regime for senior managers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/watchdog-policing-could-prompt-gc-exodus-warns-lawyer-33171816/Mon, 08 Feb 2016 09:02American firms streak ahead in junior pay stakes<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/american-firms-streak-ahead-in-junior-pay-stakes-47973824/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_286385078.jpg' border='0'/></a>The London office of Chicago-based firm Kirkland & Ellis has boosted the pay of its NQ lawyers to an eye-popping &pound;100,000, making it the seventh member of the prestigious '100 Club'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/american-firms-streak-ahead-in-junior-pay-stakes-47973824/Mon, 08 Feb 2016 09:02Freshfields criticised over ScottishPower advice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/freshfields-criticised-over-scottishpower-advice-20932352/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_353224982.jpg' border='0'/></a>Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has been accused of being 'dishonest' by a whistleblower before MPs last week in relation to its role as adviser to ScottishPower, which is embroiled in a &pound;75m 'cashback guarantee' scandal.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/freshfields-criticised-over-scottishpower-advice-20932352/Mon, 08 Feb 2016 09:02Paul Hastings launches 'Internet of Things' cross-practice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/paul-hastings-launches-internet-of-things-cross-practice-87950391/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_277469792 (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Global law firm Paul Hastings is launching an interdisciplinary practice group of several dozen lawyers from its offices around the globe to focus on the expanding legal issues connected to the 'Internet of Things.'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/paul-hastings-launches-internet-of-things-cross-practice-87950391/Mon, 08 Feb 2016 08:02White & Case in new Saudi Association<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/white--case-in-new-saudi-association-98664602/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_123225238.jpg' border='0'/></a>White & Case has announced it has entered into a new association in Saudi Arabia with Zeyad AlSalloum and Yazeed AlToaimi.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/white--case-in-new-saudi-association-98664602/Fri, 05 Feb 2016 22:02Led Zeppelin's long road to trial<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/led-zeppelins-long-road-to-trial-10201073/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_93102310.jpg' border='0'/></a>The latest episode in a legal battle over Led Zeppelin's anthem 'Stairway to Heaven' has seen the surviving members of the band deposed and a request for more time to investigate its finances.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/led-zeppelins-long-road-to-trial-10201073/Fri, 05 Feb 2016 22:02JPMorgan Chase lifts curtain on new EMEA panel<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/jpmorgan-chase-lifts-curtain-on-new-emea-panel-37099580/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_229726765.jpg' border='0'/></a>All five Magic Circle firms have landed places on JPMorgan Chase's reviewed roster for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/jpmorgan-chase-lifts-curtain-on-new-emea-panel-37099580/Fri, 05 Feb 2016 22:02Problem drinking and depression endemic among US lawyers, new study finds<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/problem-drinking-and-depression-endemic-among-us-lawyers-new-study-finds-24600486/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_206047204.jpg' border='0'/></a>A new survey funded by the American Bar Association has revealed that substance abuse and depression are far more common among lawyers than other professionals.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/problem-drinking-and-depression-endemic-among-us-lawyers-new-study-finds-24600486/Fri, 05 Feb 2016 22:02King & Spalding annual revenue hits $1bn milestone<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/king--spalding-annual-revenue-hits-$1bn-milestone-84293575/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_320549678.jpg' border='0'/></a>King & Spalding makes history after becoming the first Atlanta-based law firm to report annual turnover in excess of $1bn.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/king--spalding-annual-revenue-hits-$1bn-milestone-84293575/Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:02Assange makes bid for UK and Sweden to lift arrest warrants<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/assange-makes-bid-for-uk-and-sweden-to-lift-arrest-warrants-87311739/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_110655554.jpg' border='0'/></a>A UN panel will rule that the WikiLeaks founder is being 'arbitrarily detained' in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, but UK and Swedish authorities aren't having a bar of it.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/assange-makes-bid-for-uk-and-sweden-to-lift-arrest-warrants-87311739/Fri, 05 Feb 2016 22:02Report: cost of top London firms restricting access to justice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/report-cost-of-top-london-firms-restricting-access-to-justice-43836577/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/lady justice1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A report published today by the Centre for Policy Studies argues that the hourly rates charged by top London corporate law firms are so high that they risk restricting access to justice.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/report-cost-of-top-london-firms-restricting-access-to-justice-43836577/Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:02Lawsuit claims gender bias in Yahoo! management culture<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawsuit-claims-gender-bias-in-yahoo!-management-culture-44561769/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_255983419.jpg' border='0'/></a>A fired Yahoo! employee has launched a legal challenge against the company's quarterly performance reviews, arguing that employee ratings are manipulated to justify layoffs and that Yahoo! managers prioritise the advancement of women.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawsuit-claims-gender-bias-in-yahoo!-management-culture-44561769/Thu, 04 Feb 2016 17:02Safe Harbour successor may face legal challenge, warn lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/safe-harbour-successor-may-face-legal-challenge-warn-lawyers-41749677/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_155194274.jpg' border='0'/></a>City lawyers have warned that the newly-struck EU-US transatlantic data transfer deal, named Privacy Shield, will most likely be heading to court.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/safe-harbour-successor-may-face-legal-challenge-warn-lawyers-41749677/Thu, 04 Feb 2016 17:02Regulators should do more to support client decision making, says consumer panel<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/regulators-should-do-more-to-support-client-decision-making-says-consumer-panel-147013/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_1335508731.jpg' border='0'/></a>The latest report from the Legal Services Consumer Panel has argued that law firms and other legal services providers should be obliged to clearly communicate information about litigation outcomes, success rates and average fees to consumers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/regulators-should-do-more-to-support-client-decision-making-says-consumer-panel-147013/Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:02BLP looking to tie-up with Greenberg Traurig<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/blp-looking-to-tie-up-with-greenberg-traurig-1438845/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_197733743.jpg' border='0'/></a>Leading City real estate practice Berwin Leighton Paisner is in early negotiations for a &pound;1bn merger with Miami megafirm Greenberg Traurig.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/blp-looking-to-tie-up-with-greenberg-traurig-1438845/Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:02Former US Attorney General to defend MTN against Nigerian fine<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/former-us-attorney-general-to-defend-mtn-against-nigerian-fine-85224403/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_136635656.jpg' border='0'/></a>Africa's largest mobile phone operator MTN Group has enlisted former US Attorney General Eric Holder (pictured) to help fortify its defence against against a massive fine from the Nigerian Communications Commission.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/former-us-attorney-general-to-defend-mtn-against-nigerian-fine-85224403/Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:02Simpson Thacher, Davis Polk advise on ChemChina's $43bn Syngenta deal<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/simpson-thacher-davis-polk-advise-on-chemchinas-$43bn-syngenta-deal-72139549/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_137143577.jpg' border='0'/></a>Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Davis Polk & Wardwell are among the firms to have won key advisory roles on China National Chemical Corporation's (ChemChina) $43bn acquisition of Syngenta, the largest foreign takeover by a Chinese firm to date.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/simpson-thacher-davis-polk-advise-on-chemchinas-$43bn-syngenta-deal-72139549/Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:02Blavo & Co judgement highlights thousands of missing files<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/blavo--co-judgement-highlights-thousands-of-missing-files-33338230/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/High_Court.jpg' border='0'/></a>Further details have emerged about the London-based firm Blavo & Co Solicitors, which was shut down by the Solicitors Regulation Authority last October after the Legal Aid Agency referred concerns about the firm to the Metropolitan Police.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/blavo--co-judgement-highlights-thousands-of-missing-files-33338230/Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:02Betwixt clients and shareholders listed lawyers face tough conflicts, warns Australian judge<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/betwixt-clients-and-shareholders-listed-lawyers-face-tough-conflicts-warns-australian-judge-2125155/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_297239480.jpg' border='0'/></a>An Australian High Court judge has weighed in on the current legal and financial turmoil engulfing listed law firm rivals Slater & Gordon and Shine Lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/betwixt-clients-and-shareholders-listed-lawyers-face-tough-conflicts-warns-australian-judge-2125155/Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:02ACC Annual Survey: Oil and gas departments are shrinking as others bulk up<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/acc-annual-survey-oil-and-gas-departments-are-shrinking-as-others-bulk-up-85970172/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_174469085.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Chief Legal Officers 2016 Survey from the Association of Corporate Counsel has found that while most in-house departments are expanding, CLOs in the oil and gas sector have been making dramatic cuts.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/acc-annual-survey-oil-and-gas-departments-are-shrinking-as-others-bulk-up-85970172/Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:02FCA to consult on whether in-house lawyers will fall within new accountability net<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/fca-to-consult-on-whether-in-house-lawyers-will-fall-within-new-accountability-net-5618198/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_244593238.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Financial Conduct Authority will deliberate as to whether in-house lawyers will be subject to the watchdog's new pre-approval process for senior managers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/fca-to-consult-on-whether-in-house-lawyers-will-fall-within-new-accountability-net-5618198/Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:02More in-house lawyers looking to transition back to the firm, says recruiter<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/more-in-house-lawyers-looking-to-transition-back-to-the-firm-says-recruiter-55604366/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_214053553.jpg' border='0'/></a>In-house departments may soon be facing an exodus of legal talent to law firms, as lawyers seek new opportunities and more varied work.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/more-in-house-lawyers-looking-to-transition-back-to-the-firm-says-recruiter-55604366/Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:02US and EU unveil successor to Safe Harbour<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-and-eu-unveil-successor-to-safe-harbour-17936440/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_224290969.jpg' border='0'/></a>Negotiators from the European Commission and US State Department have ended ongoing regulatory uncertainty and clinched a new agreement for transatlantic data transfers, winning praise from business figures but scepticism from privacy advocates.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-and-eu-unveil-successor-to-safe-harbour-17936440/Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:02Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-35605503/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_221247256.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves from around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-35605503/Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:02CMS Hasche Sigle becomes first international firm to set up shop in Iran<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cms-hasche-sigle-becomes-first-international-firm-to-set-up-shop-in-iran-93049568/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_109070147.jpg' border='0'/></a>The German arm of international law firm CMS has become the first foreign firm to open for business in Tehran, after the Obama administration lifted longstanding sanctions against the country two weeks ago.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cms-hasche-sigle-becomes-first-international-firm-to-set-up-shop-in-iran-93049568/Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:02Indian Supreme Court may overhaul anti-gay law<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/indian-supreme-court-may-overhaul-anti-gay-law-91526997/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_339438050.jpg' border='0'/></a>India's highest court has agreed to review a colonial-era law which criminalises homosexual activity, in a move long awaited by the country's LGBT activists.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/indian-supreme-court-may-overhaul-anti-gay-law-91526997/Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:02Shkreli hires high-profile New York lawyer<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/shkreli-hires-high-profile-new-york-lawyer-84419371/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_230497291.jpg' border='0'/></a>Former executive Martin Shkreli yesterday replaced his legal team with a New York lawyer whose past clients have included former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and rapper Jay-Z.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/shkreli-hires-high-profile-new-york-lawyer-84419371/Wed, 03 Feb 2016 11:02DLA Piper agrees partner remuneration overhaul<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dla-piper-agrees-partner-remuneration-overhaul-1379591/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_150071042.jpg' border='0'/></a>In a bid to increase profitability, DLA Piper international partners have approved an overhaul of the firm's partner remuneration structure, introducing a points system based on performance.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dla-piper-agrees-partner-remuneration-overhaul-1379591/Wed, 03 Feb 2016 11:02Slater and Gordon in talks over debt restructuring<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/slater-and-gordon-in-talks-over-debt-restructuring-40914924/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_145160692.jpg' border='0'/></a>In a bid to fix its financial health, personal injury law firm Slater and Gordon has brought in management consultants FTI Consulting to discuss restructuring its debt.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/slater-and-gordon-in-talks-over-debt-restructuring-40914924/Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00:02Barclays, Credit Suisse in record settlement over dark pools<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/barclays-credit-suisse-in-record-settlement-over-dark-pools-45046981/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_155343299.jpg' border='0'/></a>Credit Suisse and Barclays have agreed to pay a total of $154.3m to settle federal and state charges that they misled investors in their dark pools, officials said on Sunday.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/barclays-credit-suisse-in-record-settlement-over-dark-pools-45046981/Tue, 02 Feb 2016 11:02&pound;15.5m in fines for PII that put 1,300 law firms at risk<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/155m-in-fines-for-pii-that-put-1300-law-firms-at-risk-11226970/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_362855204.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined five individuals and two firms a total of &pound;15.5m for their role in unauthorised solicitors' professional indemnity insurance schemes.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/155m-in-fines-for-pii-that-put-1300-law-firms-at-risk-11226970/Tue, 02 Feb 2016 10:02CMS Cameron McKenna names new managing partner<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cms-cameron-mckenna-names-new-managing-partner-34504710/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_318071213.jpg' border='0'/></a>On Monday, CMS' UK arm announced internally that energy partner and co-executive partner for Scotland Stephen Millar will take up the role of managing partner at the firm from May.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cms-cameron-mckenna-names-new-managing-partner-34504710/Tue, 02 Feb 2016 09:02Jones Day chases Australian resource slump to Brisbane<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/jones-day-chases-australian-resource-slump-to-brisbane-34177439/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_176428352.jpg' border='0'/></a>With a new office opening in Brisbane, US law firm Jones Day will be well positioned to capitalise on the growing wave of project-related disputes springing up from Australia's resource sector downturn.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/jones-day-chases-australian-resource-slump-to-brisbane-34177439/Tue, 02 Feb 2016 09:02Cameron launches probe into sentencing bias against BAME community<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cameron-launches-probe-into-sentencing-bias-against-bame-community-65617790/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_242146405.jpg' border='0'/></a>The British government has announced that it will investigate 'possible discrimination' against black and minority ethnic (BAME) defendants in the UK criminal justice system.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cameron-launches-probe-into-sentencing-bias-against-bame-community-65617790/Tue, 02 Feb 2016 09:02New York lawyers caught on tape offering 'grey money' advice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/new-york-lawyers-caught-on-tape-offering-grey-money-advice-23073666/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_318188408.jpg' border='0'/></a>An undercover activist posing as an adviser to an African mining minister has secured footage of 13 US law firms offering advice on how one could move 'dirty money' into the US through legal loopholes.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/new-york-lawyers-caught-on-tape-offering-grey-money-advice-23073666/Tue, 02 Feb 2016 10:02DLA builds on Nordic presence<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dla-builds-on-nordic-presence-35480656/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_24039937.jpg' border='0'/></a>DLA Piper has today entered a combination with 30-lawyer Finnish law firm Peltonen LMR, as it develops its Nordic footprint.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dla-builds-on-nordic-presence-35480656/Mon, 01 Feb 2016 16:02Dentons acquires banking and finance litigation team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-acquires-banking-and-finance-litigation-team-76986212/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_268548005 (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Megafirm Dentons has added a team of lawyers to its financial markets and commercial disputes group from Matthew Arnold & Baldwin in Watford.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-acquires-banking-and-finance-litigation-team-76986212/Mon, 01 Feb 2016 11:02Australia-listed Shine Lawyers halves earnings forecast<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/australia-listed-shine-lawyers-halves-earnings-forecast-48672706/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_116212105.jpg' border='0'/></a>Shares in listed Australian personal injury law firm Shine Lawyers plummeted 75 per cent last week, after it confirmed that several of the cases used to form its earnings guidance may not ultimately succeed.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/australia-listed-shine-lawyers-halves-earnings-forecast-48672706/Mon, 01 Feb 2016 10:02Shanghai welcomes new Singapore arbitration hub<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/shanghai-welcomes-new-singapore-arbitration-hub-99246325/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_202502062.jpg' border='0'/></a>Singapore has boosted its status as a global arbitration hotspot after opening a new Singapore International Arbitration Centre in Shanghai's free trade zone.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/shanghai-welcomes-new-singapore-arbitration-hub-99246325/Mon, 01 Feb 2016 10:02Law Society report: Solicitors must keep pace or lose ground<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-society-report-solicitors-must-keep-pace-or-lose-ground-41550909/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_285815633.jpg' border='0'/></a>According to a landmark report from the Law Society, the legal industry of the future is coming up fast. Solicitors must figure out how to position themselves in the new legal landscape or risk losing out to competitors.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-society-report-solicitors-must-keep-pace-or-lose-ground-41550909/Mon, 01 Feb 2016 10:02Simmons & Simmons latest law firm to pull away from Abu Dhabi<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/simmons--simmons-latest-law-firm-to-pull-away-from-abu-dhabi-30514084/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_205636414.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firm Simmons & Simmons is to close its doors in Abu Dhabi and focus instead on consolidating its Dubai office.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/simmons--simmons-latest-law-firm-to-pull-away-from-abu-dhabi-30514084/Mon, 01 Feb 2016 11:02FB to push fraud claims against DLA Piper, Milberg<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fb-to-push-fraud-claims-against-dla-piper-milberg-48932569/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/facebook4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Facebook is attempting to take its fraud suit against DLA Piper, Milberg, and Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman to New York's highest court, after a mid-level appeals panel rejected the suit last December.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fb-to-push-fraud-claims-against-dla-piper-milberg-48932569/Mon, 01 Feb 2016 10:02RBS in legal challenge to Cooke Young & Keidan<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/rbs-in-legal-challenge-to-cooke-young--keidan-70063103/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Libor.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) filed for an injunction on Wednesday to prevent Cooke Young & Keidan (CYK) from continuing to act for Property Action Group (PAG), which is bringing a major dispute against the bank.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/rbs-in-legal-challenge-to-cooke-young--keidan-70063103/Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:01Kennedys expands in the Americas<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/kennedys-expands-in-the-americas-92609439/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_94735297.jpg' border='0'/></a>Kennedys will be able to practice US law for the first time after making two hires for its Miami office. The firm is also forming an association in Argentina with local firm Alberto Bunge & Asociados (ABA).http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/kennedys-expands-in-the-americas-92609439/Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:01HR manager jailed after stealing $400,000 from law firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hr-manager-jailed-after-stealing-$400000-from-law-firm-97437191/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_286706681.jpg' border='0'/></a>An HR manager from a New Zealand law firm has been sentenced to three years in jail for stealing approximately NZ$400,000 from the firm over a period of nine years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hr-manager-jailed-after-stealing-$400000-from-law-firm-97437191/Fri, 29 Jan 2016 10:01Ministry of Justice abandons controversial legal aid overhaul<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ministry-of-justice-abandons-controversial-legal-aid-overhaul-11530179/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_151868228.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lord Chancellor Michael Gove has thrown out sweeping cuts to legal aid contracts in England and Wales. The reform plan had been in the works at the Ministry of Justice for over two years and was fiercely opposed by solicitors.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ministry-of-justice-abandons-controversial-legal-aid-overhaul-11530179/Fri, 29 Jan 2016 12:01News UK recruits Rebekah Brooks' defence lawyer to top legal post<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/news-uk-recruits-rebekah-brooks-defence-lawyer-to-top-legal-post-6573859/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_318389888.jpg' border='0'/></a>The lawyer tasked with defending Rebekah Brooks in court against phone-hacking allegations has been rewarded for his efforts, scooping up the role of GC for News UK.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/news-uk-recruits-rebekah-brooks-defence-lawyer-to-top-legal-post-6573859/Fri, 29 Jan 2016 10:01Freshfields top earner enjoys thicker pay packets despite profit plateau<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/freshfields-top-earner-enjoys-thicker-pay-packets-despite-profit-plateau-8724488/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_179296124.jpg' border='0'/></a>The highest-paid partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has enjoyed a remuneration lift, despite profits sitting flat and overall salaries at the firm inching downwards.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/freshfields-top-earner-enjoys-thicker-pay-packets-despite-profit-plateau-8724488/Fri, 29 Jan 2016 09:01RPC and Premier Law team up for new Singapore offering<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/rpc-and-premier-law-team-up-for-new-singapore-offering-83523155/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_244507771.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firm RPC has announced it is entering into a joint law venture with established Singapore-based practice Premier Law.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/rpc-and-premier-law-team-up-for-new-singapore-offering-83523155/Mon, 01 Feb 2016 17:02TTIP backlash grows as government withholds legal advice documents<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ttip-backlash-grows-as-government-withholds-legal-advice-documents-21865794/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_251193862.jpg' border='0'/></a>Campaigners are outraged after the UK government blocked access to legal advice documents that allegedly detail the extent to which the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will impact upon the national health service.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ttip-backlash-grows-as-government-withholds-legal-advice-documents-21865794/Thu, 28 Jan 2016 12:01KWM to open second UK office<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kwm-to-open-second-uk-office-66380312/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_249585136.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firm King Wood Mallesons has unveiled plans to open a second UK office in Cambridge focused on real estate clients.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kwm-to-open-second-uk-office-66380312/Thu, 28 Jan 2016 12:01Malaysian Attorney General rejects misappropriation charges against PM<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/malaysian-attorney-general-rejects-misappropriation-charges-against-pm-6251092/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_272230850.jpg' border='0'/></a>Malaysia's top lawyer cleared Prime Minister Najib Razak of wrongdoing on Tuesday, despite a reported recommendation from the country's anti-graft authority that he be charged with criminal misappropriation.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/malaysian-attorney-general-rejects-misappropriation-charges-against-pm-6251092/Thu, 28 Jan 2016 12:01Australian legal chat room serves 1,000 clients in just four months<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/australian-legal-chat-room-serves-1000-clients-in-just-four-months-36079496/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_219997108.jpg' border='0'/></a>A free online legal advice platform launched in South Australia has taken off, providing legal advice to more than 1,000 users since October last year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/australian-legal-chat-room-serves-1000-clients-in-just-four-months-36079496/Thu, 28 Jan 2016 12:01Sheffield launches campaign to entice law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/sheffield-launches-campaign-to-entice-law-firms-38249750/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_325867784.jpg' border='0'/></a>Sheffield City Council has launched a northshoring campaign in a bid to convince Southern law firms to open in the city.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/sheffield-launches-campaign-to-entice-law-firms-38249750/Thu, 28 Jan 2016 12:01RBS puts &pound;2bn aside for US litigation and PPI claims<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/rbs-puts-2bn-aside-for-us-litigation-and-ppi-claims-88365371/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_288608219.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has warned it faces its eighth successive full-year loss this year, as it sets &pound;2bn aside for claims relating to mortgage-backed securities and payment protection insurance.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/rbs-puts-2bn-aside-for-us-litigation-and-ppi-claims-88365371/Thu, 28 Jan 2016 12:01SFO defends Libor prosecution after five acquitted<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/sfo-defends-libor-prosecution-after-five-acquitted-66565190/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_310935740.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has defended its prosecution of six ex-brokers who were accused of helping to manipulate the Libor rate, after five of them were acquitted yesterday by a UK jury.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/sfo-defends-libor-prosecution-after-five-acquitted-66565190/Thu, 28 Jan 2016 12:01JPMorgan settles Ambac lawsuits<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/jpmorgan-settles-ambac-lawsuits-2568263/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_2016624831.jpg' border='0'/></a>JPMorgan has agreed to pay nearly $1bn to resolve claims by Ambac Financial Group that the bank deceived it into insuring mortgage bonds backed by poor quality loans, clearing the way for approval of a bigger settlement over similar allegations.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/jpmorgan-settles-ambac-lawsuits-2568263/Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:01Slater and Gordon plans job cuts<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/slater-and-gordon-plans-job-cuts-2718690/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_175734632.jpg' border='0'/></a>Listed Australian firm Slater and Gordon is consulting with 51 fee-earners and support staff with a view to possible redundancies.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/slater-and-gordon-plans-job-cuts-2718690/Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:01DLA Piper expands in Africa<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dla-piper-expands-in-africa-23203994/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_177791771.jpg' border='0'/></a>DLA Piper has announced that the number of firms in its group has risen to 15 with the addition of ADCA in Angola.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dla-piper-expands-in-africa-23203994/Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:01Burford Capital cinches $45m litigation funding deal with BT Group<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/burford-capital-cinches-$45m-litigation-funding-deal-with-bt-group-20837231/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_288608207.jpg' border='0'/></a>Litigation funder Burford Capital has signed a $45m deal to provide third-party funding for BT Group's litigation pipeline.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/burford-capital-cinches-$45m-litigation-funding-deal-with-bt-group-20837231/Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:01A&O advises on record breaking Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ stake acquisition<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ao-advises-on-record-breaking-bank-of-tokyo-mitsubishi-ufj-stake-acquisition-185165/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_268404248.jpg' border='0'/></a>Allen & Overy and Philippine law firm Puyat Jacinto & Santos Law have advised on one of largest ever equity investments by a foreign company in the country's financial sector.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ao-advises-on-record-breaking-bank-of-tokyo-mitsubishi-ufj-stake-acquisition-185165/Wed, 27 Jan 2016 09:01Research reveals which legal specialisms bring home the bacon<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/research-reveals-which-legal-specialisms-bring-home-the-bacon-53739740/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_254960113.jpg' border='0'/></a>Banking and finance specialisms continue to secure higher salaries for junior lawyers, while in-house positions struggle to deliver the dough offered by firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/research-reveals-which-legal-specialisms-bring-home-the-bacon-53739740/Thu, 28 Jan 2016 21:01Wragge becomes latest firm to set female partnership targets<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/wragge-becomes-latest-firm-to-set-female-partnership-targets-62320205/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_123603850.jpg' border='0'/></a>International law firm Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has committed to boosting the number of women in its global partnership by 30 per cent over the next ten years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/wragge-becomes-latest-firm-to-set-female-partnership-targets-62320205/Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:01Controversial Google-HMRC settlement sparks government investigation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/controversial-google-hmrc-settlement-sparks-government-investigation-6426077/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_161296370 (1).jpg' border='0'/></a>An underwhelming &pound;130 million settlement between HM Revenue & Customs and multinational search engine giant Google has prompted British MPs to raise the possibility of a radical overhaul of the UK's corporate taxation laws and procedures.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/controversial-google-hmrc-settlement-sparks-government-investigation-6426077/Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:01Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-98742089/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_156086108 (1).jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves from around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-98742089/Wed, 27 Jan 2016 09:01GCs lack budgetary control over technology needs, survey finds<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/gcs-lack-budgetary-control-over-technology-needs-survey-finds-92265409/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_178575575 (1).jpg' border='0'/></a>Research from Radiant Law has found that the vast majority of general counsel lack sufficient control over the technology spend of their department.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/gcs-lack-budgetary-control-over-technology-needs-survey-finds-92265409/Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:01First GM ignition switch bellwether case crumbles in court<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/first-gm-ignition-switch-bellwether-case-crumbles-in-court-98181739/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_282070307.jpg' border='0'/></a>In the much-anticipated first bellwether trial against General Motors, the case of an Oklahoma postman and his wife fell spectacularly to pieces. With five bellwether trials to go, some are calling for the plaintiffs' lead attorneys to be replaced.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/first-gm-ignition-switch-bellwether-case-crumbles-in-court-98181739/Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:01France reviews 35-hour working week<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/france-reviews-35-hour-working-week-46900312/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_233999509.jpg' border='0'/></a>In a bid to reform the 35-hour working week, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (pictured) said yesterday that France will give companies the right to negotiate longer working hours and overtime pay.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/france-reviews-35-hour-working-week-46900312/Tue, 26 Jan 2016 11:01VW handed deadline to come clean by second shareholder<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/vw-handed-deadline-to-come-clean-by-second-shareholder-79472940/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_364047617.jpg' border='0'/></a>The prime minister of Lower Saxony, Volkswagen AG's second-largest shareholder, has given the carmaker three months to provide a full account of the origins of the emissions scandal.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/vw-handed-deadline-to-come-clean-by-second-shareholder-79472940/Tue, 26 Jan 2016 10:01Baker & Mackenzie scoops up former Canadian Minister of Justice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/baker--mackenzie-scoops-up-former-canadian-minister-of-justice-46702382/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_205992346.jpg' border='0'/></a>Global law firm Baker & Mackenzie has announced that former Canadian Attorney General and Minister of Justice Peter MacKay will join the firm as a partner in Toronto.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/baker--mackenzie-scoops-up-former-canadian-minister-of-justice-46702382/Tue, 26 Jan 2016 10:01High Court sees fewer negligence cases against solicitors, though numbers remain high<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/high-court-sees-fewer-negligence-cases-against-solicitors-though-numbers-remain-high-43559287/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_267760925.jpg' border='0'/></a>Newly released data from law firm RPC shows that the UK High Court heard 47 per cent fewer cases against law firms in the twelve months to June 30 2015 than in the previous year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/high-court-sees-fewer-negligence-cases-against-solicitors-though-numbers-remain-high-43559287/Tue, 26 Jan 2016 10:01Police close 'black tape' vandalism investigation at Harvard Law School<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/police-close-black-tape-vandalism-investigation-at-harvard-law-school-7713709/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_358185458.jpg' border='0'/></a>Harvard University Police Department have closed their investigation into an on-campus 'hate crime' more than two months after strips of black tape appeared overnight across the portraits of the school's black professors.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/police-close-black-tape-vandalism-investigation-at-harvard-law-school-7713709/Tue, 26 Jan 2016 10:01Partners pulling longer office hours, new research shows<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/partners-pulling-longer-office-hours-new-research-shows-76686758/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_97207898.jpg' border='0'/></a>Partners at UK law firms are working an average of 56 hours per week, up 10 per cent from just two years ago.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/partners-pulling-longer-office-hours-new-research-shows-76686758/Tue, 26 Jan 2016 10:01Bitcoin technology ushers in era of 'smart' contracts<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bitcoin-technology-ushers-in-era-of-smart-contracts-81197069/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_310309553.jpg' border='0'/></a>In the wake of a landmark government report, legal technology experts have said the technology behind the Bitcoin digital currency could herald an age of 'smart contracts'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bitcoin-technology-ushers-in-era-of-smart-contracts-81197069/Tue, 26 Jan 2016 11:01De Senneville to spearhead Fieldfisher's new Africa-focused offering<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/de-senneville-to-spearhead-fieldfishers-new-africa-focused-offering-35876920/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_228815248.jpg' border='0'/></a>Fieldfisher has recruited former Deloitte regional head of tax Fran├žois de Senneville to head up the firm's new Africa desk at its offices in Paris.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/de-senneville-to-spearhead-fieldfishers-new-africa-focused-offering-35876920/Mon, 25 Jan 2016 10:01CC tops global project finance rankings<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cc-tops-global-project-finance-rankings-46869015/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_299381816.jpg' border='0'/></a>Clifford Chance has overtaken Chadbourne & Parke to lead the global project finance rankings in 2015.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cc-tops-global-project-finance-rankings-46869015/Mon, 25 Jan 2016 10:01DAC Beachcroft takes &pound;4m hit in failed IT project<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dac-beachcroft-takes-4m-hit-in-failed-it-project-58560055/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_141778327.jpg' border='0'/></a>DAC Beachroft reveals that the firm took a &pound;4.39m hit in a failed IT project whilst showing a 20 per cent increase in profits in its latest accounts.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dac-beachcroft-takes-4m-hit-in-failed-it-project-58560055/Mon, 25 Jan 2016 18:01Public trust in lawyers still lacking, survey finds<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/public-trust-in-lawyers-still-lacking-survey-finds-8784658/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_103227926.jpg' border='0'/></a>Judges rank in the top five most trusted professions in the UK, but public faith in lawyers continues to lag behind.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/public-trust-in-lawyers-still-lacking-survey-finds-8784658/Mon, 25 Jan 2016 13:01Ex-judges appointed to represent Australian journalists in secret data access hearings<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ex-judges-appointed-to-represent-australian-journalists-in-secret-data-access-hearings-72613679/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_110294924.jpg' border='0'/></a>Following the passage of Australia's controversial data retention laws, two former judges have been hand-picked by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to represent journalists when the federal government seeks to access their personal data.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ex-judges-appointed-to-represent-australian-journalists-in-secret-data-access-hearings-72613679/Mon, 25 Jan 2016 13:01Venezuela faces Argentina-style legal drama if it defaults<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/venezuela-faces-argentina-style-legal-drama-if-it-defaults-30886954/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_304079975.jpg' border='0'/></a>Should plummeting oil prices force Venezuela's government to default on its debt, the lack of collective action clauses (CACs) on almost US$40bn worth of bonds could expose the oil-exporting country to a legal battle with holdout investors.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/venezuela-faces-argentina-style-legal-drama-if-it-defaults-30886954/Mon, 25 Jan 2016 10:01City lawyers band together against Brexit<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/city-lawyers-band-together-against-brexit-18867605/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_338824703.jpg' border='0'/></a>A group of more than 300 City lawyers have joined forces to campaign for the UK to remain a member of the EU ahead of Prime Minister David Cameron's upcoming EU renegotiation announcement in February.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/city-lawyers-band-together-against-brexit-18867605/Mon, 25 Jan 2016 13:01Goldman Sachs dealt heavy profit blow by soaring legal costs<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/goldman-sachs-dealt-heavy-profit-blow-by-soaring-legal-costs-65070919/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_220272565.jpg' border='0'/></a>While most major US banks reported slimmer legal spends for Q4 2015, the legal bill at Goldman Sachs has increased by more than 400 per cent, placing a drag on profits.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/goldman-sachs-dealt-heavy-profit-blow-by-soaring-legal-costs-65070919/Fri, 22 Jan 2016 14:01Slaughter and May boasts 95pc trainee retention rate<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/slaughter-and-may-boasts-95pc-trainee-retention-rate-26612225/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_212553853.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firm Slaughter and May has emerged as one of the best-performing City firms for trainee retention in the Spring 2016 round.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/slaughter-and-may-boasts-95pc-trainee-retention-rate-26612225/Fri, 22 Jan 2016 14:01Cameron launches crackdown on law firms targeting British soldiers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cameron-launches-crackdown-on-law-firms-targeting-british-soldiers-57749874/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_213702265.jpg' border='0'/></a>Prime Minister David Cameron has unveiled plans to shield British soldiers who have served abroad from 'spurious' lawsuits brought forward by British law firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cameron-launches-crackdown-on-law-firms-targeting-british-soldiers-57749874/Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:01Flow of Iranian oil to Europe delayed by legal uncertainties<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/flow-of-iranian-oil-to-europe-delayed-by-legal-uncertainties-97683474/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_128678882.jpg' border='0'/></a>Legal uncertainties over the lifting of sanctions that could take several weeks to clarify mean that European companies have delayed buying up Iranian oil.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/flow-of-iranian-oil-to-europe-delayed-by-legal-uncertainties-97683474/Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:01Pakistan's government admits country has no industrial safety law<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/pakistans-government-admits-country-has-no-industrial-safety-law-74028099/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_335800250.jpg' border='0'/></a>Pakistan's government has conceded the country has no independent industrial safety law to protect workers, despite a grim history of fatal accidents, and no time frame for developing one.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/pakistans-government-admits-country-has-no-industrial-safety-law-74028099/Fri, 22 Jan 2016 14:01Top lawyer under fire in Longleat Estate trustee row<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-lawyer-under-fire-in-longleat-estate-trustee-row-99774620/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_552483.jpg' border='0'/></a>One of the UK's most esteemed family lawyers, Richard Parry, may be forced by a High Court judge to step down from his trusteeship of the Longleat Estate.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-lawyer-under-fire-in-longleat-estate-trustee-row-99774620/Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:01India plans to crack open national legal services market<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/india-plans-to-crack-open-national-legal-services-market-8322460/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_164268983.jpg' border='0'/></a>After two decades of stalled negotiations, Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has announced that foreign lawyers will soon be granted the right to practice in India.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/india-plans-to-crack-open-national-legal-services-market-8322460/Thu, 21 Jan 2016 11:01Former New York mayor takes global role at Greenberg Traurig<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/former-new-york-mayor-takes-global-role-at-greenberg-traurig-58302303/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_84188245 (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani (pictured) has left Houston-based law firm Bracewell & Giuliani and joined international law firm Greenberg Traurig.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/former-new-york-mayor-takes-global-role-at-greenberg-traurig-58302303/Thu, 21 Jan 2016 11:01Melbourne lawyer accused of sexual harassment<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/melbourne-lawyer-accused-of-sexual-harassment-96119667/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_299267906 (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A senior Melbourne lawyer is facing accusations that he sexually harassed a female colleague over seven months last year, allegedly sending her explicit photos and bombarding her with unwelcome, sexually explicit text messages.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/melbourne-lawyer-accused-of-sexual-harassment-96119667/Thu, 21 Jan 2016 11:01AA Law announces market exit<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/aa-law-announces-market-exit-62476955/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_354521480.jpg' border='0'/></a>Motoring insurance and services group the Automobile Association (AA) has announced that its legal services offering, AA Law, has failed to take off and will exit the market.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/aa-law-announces-market-exit-62476955/Thu, 21 Jan 2016 11:01China televises 'confession' of detained Swedish legal NGO worker<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/china-televises-confession-of-detained-swedish-legal-ngo-worker-10414884/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_317257994 (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>In the latest of China's crackdowns on its legal sector, detained Swedish legal aid worker Peter Dahlin has been shown on Chinese state television apparently confessing to carrying out illegal acts and seeking to undermine the Chinese state.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/china-televises-confession-of-detained-swedish-legal-ngo-worker-10414884/Thu, 21 Jan 2016 15:01Law firms appointed for Clydesdale IPO<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-appointed-for-clydesdale-ipo-75035464/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_244342147.jpg' border='0'/></a>Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy, Linklaters and King & Wood Mallesons have been appointed as advisers for Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank's (CYBG) planned public listing.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-appointed-for-clydesdale-ipo-75035464/Thu, 21 Jan 2016 11:01For paralegals seeking training contracts, it's all in the firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/for-paralegals-seeking-training-contracts-its-all-in-the-firm-45720552/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_147480482.jpg' border='0'/></a>A recent survey has shown a huge disparity between firms in the proportion of training contracts they award each year to paralegal employees.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/for-paralegals-seeking-training-contracts-its-all-in-the-firm-45720552/Thu, 21 Jan 2016 11:01Bristol student lawyers achieve 96pc success rate overturning 'fit for work' decisions<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bristol-student-lawyers-achieve-96pc-success-rate-overturning-fit-for-work-decisions-89364716/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_333722924.jpg' border='0'/></a>Volunteer student lawyers at Avon & Bristol Law Centre who are working to overturn UK Department of Work and Pensions 'fit for work' rulings are winning a staggering 96 per cent of their case load.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bristol-student-lawyers-achieve-96pc-success-rate-overturning-fit-for-work-decisions-89364716/Wed, 20 Jan 2016 11:01HFW bolsters ME presence with new associations<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hfw-bolsters-me-presence-with-new-associations-52895075/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_220862011 (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has announced the expansion of its specialist Middle East offering with the launch of three new Associations in Riyadh, Beirut and Kuwait City.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hfw-bolsters-me-presence-with-new-associations-52895075/Wed, 20 Jan 2016 11:01Samsung loses latest patent dispute with Apple<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/samsung-loses-latest-patent-dispute-with-apple-4125892/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_287699477.jpg' border='0'/></a>A US court has ruled against Samsung Electronics in the most recent patent case between the electronic giants and long-time competitor Apple.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/samsung-loses-latest-patent-dispute-with-apple-4125892/Wed, 20 Jan 2016 11:01